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In the suburbs I learned to drive and you told me we’d never survive

(Credit to Arcade Fire for the title.) I visited my hometown in upstate New York over the holiday weekend. Appropriately, Chris and I drove up there, for a 17 hour round trip. I say appropriately because the thought of using … Continue reading

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McMillan Reservoir Park – An Unpolished Jewel

There are places in the world that are unlike anywhere else – some of them are national parks, others historical monuments. But very few of them are in the middle of a busy city and yet closed to the public. … Continue reading

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It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best – Ernest Hemingway

When I would go skiing with my dad as a kid and we shared a chairlift with another person, he would always ask, “So, the weather’s pretty good, huh? Have you been to the top yet?” He would ask this … Continue reading

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